American Ornithology; or, the Natural History of the Birds of the United States. London & Edinburgh: Whittaker, Treacher & Arnot; Stirlingt & Kenney, 1832
3 volumes, 8vo (8 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.; 226 x 140 mm). 97 handcolored engraved plates––76 after Wilson and 21 after T. R. Peale, A. Rider, and J. J. Audubon (one figure of plate 4 of Bonaparte’s Continuation), all by W. H. Lizars––engraved uncolored frontispiece portrait of Wilson after J. W. Gordon by Lizars, 2 wood-engraved text illustrations, section-title to Bonaparte’s text, includes half-titles; offsetting from plates to text, minor scattered foxing. Contemporary three-quarters green morocco, marbled boards, top edges gilt; rubbed, front board loose but present from vol. 2, spine in vol. 1 repaired and partially restored, hinges of vol. 1 repaired with brown tape. Slipcases.
very nice internally, beautiful plates. An early joint edition of Wilson and Bonaparte, edited by William Jardine.
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